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Pilots call for report to be put on Erebus record

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Pilots are calling on the Government to include Justice Mahon's Royal Commission report in the official international record of the Erebus disaster.

It follows the launch this week of Paul Holmes new book, “Daughters of Erebus", which claims successive governments have refused to officially recognise the report, which overturns assertions the pilots were at fault.

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Weather Video: Sunny week ahead but big low this weekend

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NZHerald.co.nz and WeatherWatch.co.nz team up to bring you the latest on our sunny week ahead, the latest forecast for the opening of the Rugby World Cup and what a big incoming low will mean for you this weekend. 


POLL: Does Spring start now, or at the equinox?

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Some might argue spring started over a month ago, despite our cold blast in the second week of August, but yesterday New Zealand, Australia and South Africa officially marked the start of Spring.

While the debate will no doubt go on about whether today is truly the start of spring (many nations go by the astronomical start and end to seasons, which coincides with the e


August polar blast contributes to flu epidemic

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Hospitals are overloaded with patients suffering flu-like and respiratory illnesses.

The epidemic is blamed in part on the icy cold snap in mid-August.

Hundreds of sick people are coming into emergency departments each day, and some are waiting up to eight hours for treatment.

And with another cold southerly outbreak forecast for Friday and Saturday, health authorities are


New energy plan: nod to oil and gas

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The Government has put an emphasis on exploiting New Zealand's oil and gas potential in its Energy Strategy announced this morning, and is proposing changes to the industry's exploration permit regime.

Acting Minister of Energy and Resources, Hekia Parata New Zealand said was "blessed with an a


RWC weather looking unsettled

WeatherWatch.co.nz has released their general September forecast and the weather news authority says conditions for the kick off of the Rugby World Cup could be unsettled.

The long range prediction says high air pressure in the north of the country will battle with lows in the Southern Ocean - creating for westerlies to pick up over the month.

For the start of the Rugby


Latest weather news headlines

A quick run down of the main weather headlines surrounding New Zealand, Australia and the world this weekend.

New Zealand
Sub-tropical low -- Here in New Zealand we're in for a mostly quiet weekend.  We have three news worthy features.  A small sub-tropical low to the north west has the po


Rainfall futures mooted by NZX

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NZX is considering rainfall futures, which would give investors a hedge against extreme weather.

The NZX launched a dairy futures market last year and chief executive Mark Weldon said this week that products tracking NZX equity market indexes and one other commodity product may be added.

He expected to announce the details in the next two to three weeks.

An NZX spokeswoman


Photo: Wow, what a moon!

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Check out this incredible photo sent in by WeatherWatch.co.nz reader Claude Therond. With the skies crystal clear over Auckland, thanks to the cold southerly change, it created the perfect conditions for an upclose photo of the moon.

Claude says it was taken in Beachlands at 11:40pm Tuesday night. "Was about zero degrees and not a cloud in the sky".


Winter Gallery - Your AMAZING snow photos!

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WeatherWatch.co.nz has been sent dozens of amazing winter photos from this Antarctic storm. Check out our full Winter Gallery here!


Homepage image / Katherine Lewis and Bob the Snowman in Waverley Dunedin Uploaded by: Trevor Lewis